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Address: Heliport, Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: 808-246-0136
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We loved our helicopter ride with our pilot, Gardner. He was obviously very skilled and had a soothing voice as he guided us on the history of the area, the volcano, and how the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Visalia, California
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Visalia, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We loved our helicopter ride with our pilot, Gardner. He was obviously very skilled and had a soothing voice as he guided us on the history of the area, the volcano, and how the Hawaiians manage the nature/risk around them. It was very cool to fly over an active volcano and to see the waterfalls. We were afraid that being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My partner and I took a 45min helicopter ride with Safari helicopter tours over the lava flow area out of Hilo, and over a series of waterfalls and coast, and really enjoyed it. The Safari staff were professional, friendly and helpful, and we felt in good hands with our pilot, who was also very informative about the volcano and the... More 

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South San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very much worthwhile. Our pilot went out of his way to answer all the questions (and there were many) posed by our 12-year-old girls as we flew with him over the hot flowing lava.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I took my son on the one hour lava and water falls tour. It was great. truly one of the highlights of my life thus far. I brought my 6 year old son who had the time of his life. It was for the most part a perfect day to view the lava flow that was advancing on the town... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I suffer from Motion sickness. Even though ride get little bumpy towards the end. I would still recommend this tour if people want to see molten lava. This is the only way to see molten lava and they take you to areas outside national park. Which is why I will recommend to eat motion sickness tablet if you have to... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Safari went out of their way to accommodate our needs, being prepared to wait as we arrived on a connecting flight. Tom, the pilot, worked hard to find lava views - and succeeded! A great flight with friendly professional staff.

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was great. You actually fly over the volcano opening. A once in a lifetime experience. Our pilot Tom was fantastic. He was informative and helpful. If there was something we wanted to see again or from a different angle he would easily take us to what we wanted to see. Found this tour worth every penny. Free pick up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were greeted by Dorene, who was full of energy & so nice! She checked us in, did the safety briefing, buckled us into the helicopter, and helped us out when we landed. She was full of the "aloha spirit" and we loved that! Our pilot, Gardner, kept was knowledgeable and showed us great views to the volcano & waterfalls.... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The only way to see the red hot Lava as of last week was to go up in the helicopter because the lava was flowing in the middle of nowhere. The experience was amazing and worth every penny. Plus on the way back we got to see some waterfalls and our cruise ship THE PRIDE OF AMERICA sitting in port... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The main reason for us to take this tour was to see lava flow. We asked them if this was possible in different ways and they kept on being very evasive, promising that we would see some lava. Well, we saw few embers here and there........ after spending nearly $400 for the both of us. The saving grace was flying... More 

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